And then I saw it — a play corner for both kids and adults. Diners can also choose a board game from their extensive range to entertain themselves over their food. This is indeed a rarity in Singapore. In other places, you have to pay to play (either per hour or per session). You can also spend some time honing your skills at this budding artists' corner!
Although this is likely to be more popular amongst families with kids, I really enjoyed my time spent with my beloved. We played a game of reversi, had a heart-to-heart conversation and tucked into some of the heartiest and homeliest foods in Singapore.
Chicken and Mash — S$9.90
When we first received this, both of us thought "woah, this doesn't look good at all". We continued playing our reversi, before I decided to be the guinea pig for this dish. How deceptive appearances can be! I almost choked on the chicken, stunned by how flavourful and juicy it turned out to be. I took a scoop of the mashed potatoes, and it was smooth and pillowy, with just the right amount of gravy. The toast was really crisp and fragrant, good enough to rival those at popular breakfast chains such as Ya Kun and Toast Box. I thought the potato chips were a little out of place, but my beloved loves potato chips so it came off great for him.
Japanese Udon — S$4.80
They must have a secret recipe for this — because the soup base was really rich and savoury. I could smell and taste a very fragrant yet oft-overlooked ingredient — sesame oil. I must say that such an ordinary-looking bowl of udon really caught me by pleasant surprise.
I really loved the vibe of the place — it was as though we had personally received a warm invitation to visit. You can play the piano, freely venture around and soak in the beautiful love/melancholic poems on the wall. It was a really relaxing and free atmosphere.
Spend $9.90 on $20 worth of food at Espressivo Cafe. Click here for more info!
223 Jalan Besar
Opening Hours: Mon, Wed to Fri 9am to 10pm
Sat & Sun 11am to 10pm
Closed on Tues
Tel: 6341 5602